Whilst crime in the UK has decreased during the last year, there is still one burglary every 108 seconds in the UK, which equates to 816 burglaries a day.

It’s not surprising that we’ve seen a huge increase in homeowners taking precautions to protect their homes.

Data collected from MoneySuperMarket customers has revealed the UK’s most security-conscious cities, comparing the percentages of homes with and without burglar alarms in each region.

Liverpool has taken the top spot with one in two (51%), of households having a burglar alarm, or 253,359 households of the city.

The full list of the 10 most security-conscious cities can be found below:

City

% with burglar alarm

% without burglar alarm

Number of households with burglar alarm

Liverpool

51.10%

48.90%

253,359

Blackpool

50.70%

49.30%

69,650

Manchester

48.40%

51.60%

1,344,000

Bradford

45.90%

54.10%

241,643

Leeds

45.70%

54.30%

356,636

Wakefield

42.20%

57.80%

144,916

Sheffield

42.00%

58.00%

245,291

Birmingham

40.70%

59.30%

459,600

Wolverhampton

38.80%

61.20%

99,652

Doncaster

37.90%

62.10%

114,900

Source: MoneySuperMarket

Blackpool came in second place with 50% of homes having a burglar alarm installed, or 69,650 people. In Manchester, 48% have a burglar alarm in their home. On the other end, Doncaster saw one-third of the population having a burglar alarm installed in their home.

Kate Devine, insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “The one place we should all feel safe is in our homes. We have become more accustomed to staying at home due to lockdown, so Brits are taking extra precaution in their safety. It’s great to see that more cities are installing burglar alarms into their properties. Having a home security system can help keep your home protected against burglars, keeping your belongings safe and your mind at ease.

“Having home security, even just a burglar alarm on your home’s exterior can act as a deterrent to burglars and thieves – which could, in turn, make it less likely your home is broken into. This way you’ll be able to avoid making burglary claims on your home insurance policy, which should help prevent your premiums from going up as a result.”

Whilst some cities triumphed in home security, others proved to be less security conscious. Inverness took the number one spot for the least security-conscious city, with a whopping 95% of homes failing to have a burglar alarm installed or only 2,343 of its residents.

City

% with burglar alarm

% without burglar alarm

Number of households with burglar alarm

Inverness

4.80%

95.20%

2,343

Truro

8.30%

91.70%

1,501

Exeter

9.00%

91.00%

11,601

City of London

10.60%

89.40%

898,200

Portsmouth

10.70%

89.30%

23,813

Ipswich

10.90%

89.10%

13,338

Salisbury

11.30%

88.70%

4,950

Swansea

11.70%

88.30%

27,083

Brighton

12.10%

87.90%

27,563

Lancaster

13.30%

86.70%

18,752

Source: MoneySuperMarket

Truro was revealed as the second least security-conscious city, with only 8% of homes having a burglar alarm installed. At the other end of the list came Lancaster, with 13% of the households having a burglar alarm installed by 2020.